EEFF Discovery: Industry Sessions
The East End Film Festival is a home of discovery. Dedicated to showcasing and supporting the work of first and second time filmmakers, and giving a platform to the boldest new voices in film, Discovery is the festival’s core strand, which acts as a shop window showcasing features and documentaries currently without UK distribution. The majority of this year’s Discovery activity will take place Wednesday 18 – Sunday 22 April, with Rich Mix Cinema acting as the festival’s hub throughout that period. Filmmaker guests and cinephiles are welcome to use Rich Mix’s Mezzanine area as a space to relax, work and network, open from midday daily, with a pop-up bar and free wifi.
On Saturday 21st April the Festival Hub will also be hosting a selection of free, bite-sized industry sessions.
12 – 12.45 pm
Session led by: Jordan McGarry from Film London
Film London: What we know and how it can help you
We’ve been developing and supporting filmmakers since 2003. We’ve seen more scripts, treatments and pitches than we can count. We’ve made 395 short films, eight Microwave features, and have six more Microwaves in production this year. Our shorts alumni include Joe Wright (Darkest Hour), Michael Pearce (Beast), Hope Dickson Leach (The Levelling), and Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Night Of). And you might be next. If you want to make great shorts or micro budget features, we’ve got some advice for you.
12.45 – 1.20 pm
Session led by: Shaun Emery from Entertainment Vision Sound Insurance Brokers Limited
Film Insurance – The Inside Knowledge
Whilst it’s great to know what a Film Producer is covered for, it’s more important to know what you are not covered for. This overview of Insurance coverage for Film Packages gives an insight into the Broker working for the Producer. A Broker should not be just a commodity – A Broker should be an extension of the film crew!
1.20 – 2 pm
Session led by: Alison Poltock, Jonathan Ali, Will Swinburne from the East End Film Festival programming team
Meet The Programmers
Come and meet the Head Programmers and Festival Director of EEFF 2018 to discuss how festivals come together, how they work to represent different voices in the film industry and what the film festivals’ role is in the changing landscape of the 21st century film industry.
2 – 2.45 pm
Session led by Helen de Witt, an independent film curator, lecturer and writer. She programmes the Experimenta section of the BFI London Film Festival and teaches at Birkbeck, Univiersity of the Arts and the National Film and TV School.
Things to Come : Developments in the Global Film Industry
This session will look at what are likely to be the most significant developments in global film in the coming year and beyond that will impact the cultural film world. Issues will include continuing digital developments including the rise of superplatforms and VR; the increasing importance of China as a market and producer; the impact of interventions to promote women’s filmmaking and greater diversity; the flat-lining of cinema audiences; market polarisation and high end TV in cinemas.
2.45 – 3.30pm
Session led by Nick Franco (1185 Films).
Working In Film – Cutting Through The Bullshit
Nick has over twenty years of experience as a producer and director, working in a wide range of genres with a variety of directors and companies. While You Live, Shine, on which he served as line producer, premiered at the Audi Dublin Film Festival in Feb 2018. Nick & 1185 Films are working with the film’s director to produce two other fully funded feature documentaries in 2018.
Work in the film industry can sometimes feel like a lot of talking and going nowhere, with so many competing institutions and individuals it can be a confusing place, and completing your own project can seem impossibly convoluted. Nick has 20 years of experience of making things happen in the industry and is coming to EEFF to share practical, applicable tips on how to get projects made.
3.30 – 4.15 pm
Session led by: Kate Wilson from Fury Films
How To Write A Funding Application
At all stages in the filmmaking process funding must be found and in an era of dwindling public investment in the arts the ability to write an effective funding application can be the difference between a projects success or failure.
Join Kate Wilson for a masterclass on creating applications that will get your projects off the ground. Kate is a producer and strategic consultant for a range of film and arts projects. She works independently as a strategic consultant with clients across the film and arts sectors. Recent partnerships have included the Mayor of London, Amazon Studios, Curzon Artificial Eye, Riverside Studios, the East End Film Festival, Framestore, ScreenCraft, the Imperial War Museum, Ravensbourne, Timothy Taylor Gallery and Denville Hall.